At the launch of Webber Wentzel’s multi-disciplinary CTI Practice Group – introduced by keynote speaker Ebrahim Patel, South Africa’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition –speakers focused on competition, investment and trade law emerging trends in the wake of regional and continental integration.
Yael Shafrir, trade and investment attorney in Webber Wentzel’s CTI team, moderated a high-level panel discussion focusing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), localisation, foreign direct investment (FDI), intra Africa investment and digital trade. Panellists highlighted that it’s important to use Africa’s collective muscle to negotiate terms, allow enforcement and provide protection of the continent’s consumers and businesses.
Webber Wentzel’s new CTI practice has made waves with its unique offering which follows a surge in demand for these crucial services. We look at how merging the firm’s expertise into one formally integrated client offering will enable them to better assist clients with all the legal nuances of investing in and into Africa.
Meluleki Nzimande re-joined Webber Wentzel in 2022 as a partner in the CTI Practice. His experience as former Chief Commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has prepared him to offer practical and strategic advice to Webber Wentzel’s clients.
In a podcast hosted by Africa Legal’s Tom Pearson, Webber Wentzel’s Daryl Dingley and Judge David Unterhalter shared their insights on the current trading and global influences in Africa. They also discuss how AfCFTA would enable streamlining and the adoption of competition rules across the continent.
Leading M&A expert Ziyanda Ntshona, and trade expert, Meluleki Nzimande were interviewed to find out why they believe there is a need for FDI in Africa and how they see the foreign investment landscape evolving. This article explores how M&A can be used as a tool to propel growth and investment, and why the AfCFTA is contributing favourably to the positive investor sentiment towards Africa.
Foreign investors often have their hands full keeping up with changing regulations in various regimes. In this article, Webber Wentzel partners with its global alliance partner, Linklaters, and London-based, antitrust and foreign investment law expert, Sima Ostrovsky, to discuss foreign investment trends, with a particular focus on the increasingly protectionist approach being adopted by some countries.
Yael Shafrir, trade and investment attorney at Webber Wentzel specialising in Africa FDI and the AfCFTA, in collaboration with Africa Legal, hosted a vidcast focusing on foreign direct investment trends, public interest considerations for merger filings, key policy developments and investment promotion across the African continent. Webber Wentzel’s team of CTI experts shared valuable insights on these pertinent issues.
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